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Thunder-Clippers: What they're saying about Game 3

by Jenni Carlson Published: May 10, 2014

Thunder superstar Kevin Durant on Clipper superstar Chris Paul during the ESPN broadcast: “He’s just one of those guys I don’t like. But off the court, he’s one of my best friends.”

Paul during an ESPN halftime interview after an on-court altercation with Durant in the second quarter: “I don’t give a damn about what he’s talking about out there.”

Oklahoma City native and Tampa Bay Buccaneer defensive tackle Gerald McCoy on Twitter: “I love competition. Chris Paul and KD’s energy and aggression toward each other is what makes sports run. LOVE IT!!”

Doug Collins, ESPN analyst during halftime show: “Both these teams are pretty good defensive team. Neither team can stop the other.”

Clippers big man Blake Griffin to official Scott Foster as blood flowed from his nose in the third quarter: “Scott, Scott, how did this happen?”

Clippers coach Doc Rivers during ESPN interview before fourth quarter: “Emotion’s good. You just don’t want to be too emotional.”

J.A. Adande, ESPN reporter interviewing Durant after the game: “We know if you had time, you’d thank each of your teammates individually.”

Durant during a postgame interview on ESPN: “We just weathered the storm. Every run they made, we just kept fighting.”

by Jenni Carlson
Jenni Carlson, a sports columnist at The Oklahoman since 1999, came by her love of sports honestly. She grew up in a sports-loving family in Kansas. Her dad coached baseball and did color commentary on the radio for the high school football...
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